2019 FOX Wealth Advisor Forum Presenters

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Presenter Biographies

Rebecca Bales
Global Partner, Lumina Learning, USA

Rebecca Bales is an expert in Organizational Development and a Change Management specialist. She has worked in this field since 1993, has a background in Psychology and Human Dynamics with her graduate work in Organizational Development. Rebecca is an ACC certified coach through the International Coaching Federation and is a CSP (Certified Professional Speaker) through the National Speakers Association. Her experience as an organizational consultant and executive coach ranges from Fortune 500 companies to privately owned mid-size and public-sector clients.

Rebecca is currently the Global Partner for the United States for Lumina Learning, a worldwide talent development organization headquartered in London with offices in over 44 countries which supports its clients to recruit, develop and retain their top talent. Rebecca’s personal mission is to change the way in which people work together which permeates true culture shifts. The core of this process is to help individuals increase their self-awareness so that they can then recognize and utilize their own unique abilities and the unique ability of others. Once that is achieved at the highest levels in an organization true culture shift occurs which transcends the environment into one of human respect and inclusion.

Rebecca is a published author of Step up to the Plate, The Power of Passion and Determination which focuses on personal change and transformation. She is a co-author with Drs. Ken Blanchard and Deepak Chopra in Roadmap to Success. Rebecca lives in Plano, Texas with her dog Bailey and runs the Lumina office in Dallas where she oversees clients and practitioners across the US.

 

Michael Dalis 
Author, Sell Like a Team, Managing Partner, DRIVE Sales Consulting, LLC

Michael Dalis helps B2B companies - primarily in the financial services, professional services and technology industries - accelerate team wins.  He advises clients on how to drive revenue growth through more effective sales performance.
 
With over 25 years as a sales leader and producer in the investment management industry, and 8 years as a consultant with a unique talent for engaging the sales force, Michael helps organizations achieve their sales potential through a mix of talent assessment, process consulting, training, coaching and keynotes.  

 

Wally Head
Vice Chairman, Gresham Partners, LLC

Wally leads Gresham’s strategic initiatives to grow the business and raise the firm’s national visibility, and he serves as a senior advisor to families and their related entities. Wally draws on over 35 years of experience serving as a senior executive in trust, investment, wealth management and family office advisory firms, and as a personal advisor to wealthy individuals and families. As the founder of Personal Fiduciary Advisors, LLC (“PFA”), now a subsidiary of Gresham, Wally provided unconflicted consulting services to banks, family offices, RIAs and wealthy families.

Prior to establishing PFA, Wally was chief executive officer of wealth management at The PrivateBank and Trust Company, in Chicago, where he also served as a member of the Bank’s executive committee and board of directors, and chairman of its trust committee. Previously, Wally was co-owner and president of Family Office Exchange, LLC, a managing director of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., and a tax partner and national director with Arthur Andersen & Co.

Wally has served as a Trustee and Board officer of non-profit organizations, and he is the lead independent member of distribution and investment committees of a family private trust company.

 

Deborah Jackson 
Founder and CEO, Plum Alley

Profiled in the Washington Post and Fast Company, Deborah Jackson is a successful entrepreneur with an extensive investing background. She structured investment products for two decades on Wall Street starting at Goldman Sachs before becoming an angel investor in early-stage companies. Jackson has spent more than ten years as an angel investor. Her personal portfolio spans cloud technology, consumer internet, and mobile disruption technologies. One of her investments went public last year.

In 2012, Jackson founded Plum Alley to drive more capital to female entrepreneurs and activate women as investors. Everything Jackson does furthers two goals: to champion women to become builders of companies and to increase economic investment in female entrepreneurs for a return that goes beyond the dollar. In June 2015, Plum Alley was named one of Entrepreneur's 100 Brilliant Companies. Jackson is recognized as one of Mashable's "44 Female Founders to Know and Forbes' Women Changing the World VCs/Entrepreneurs." Her story is a featured chapter in the 2014 book Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology

As an active keynote speaker, Deborah has given “Talks at Goldman Sachs”, and is a featured speaker at the Harvard Business School, Columbia Women in Business, The World Changing Women’s Summit, and WE Festival. A staple at CNBC's Power Pitch, Startup Weekend, SXSW, and Women 2.0, her contributions to the entrepreneurial landscape have been covered in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Inc, Barron’s, and TechCrunch. 

 

Drew McMorrow
President & Chief Executive Officer, Ballentine Partners

Drew McMorrow is President & Chief Executive Officer of the firm and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company. He also continues to consult with families on all aspects of their financial lives. In addition to advising on the more traditional areas of wealth management, including investment, estate, insurance, tax and philanthropic planning, Drew leverages his consulting background to help families with their direct ventures and real estate opportunities. He also has a specialized expertise in helping families build and realize a vision for their foundation, integrating its planning with the family’s values, and helping his clients generate a sense of reward and accomplishment from their philanthropy.

Prior to joining the firm in 2002, Drew worked at Mercer Management Consulting, where he advised technology companies on their strategic plans. Earlier in his career, Drew was the Director of Business Operations at Oracle Corporation, where he directed financial and business analysis for procurement and distribution operations. Drew started his career at the Congressional Budget Office as an Analyst in the Tax Analysis Division.

Drew received an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University, with dual majors in Economics and International Relations. He is a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner.

 

David Satler
Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry

David Satler is an accomplished leader who has a proven ability to deliver game changing results through the execution of broad-based global initiatives, focusing on the strategic growth and effectiveness of evolving businesses.

He has successfully orchestrated M&A, turnaround, integrations and start-up situations, drawing on deep financial, operations and human capital skills in both corporate and field capacities. Throughout his career he has made a mark at spearheading coaching/mentoring pursuits and advancing the talent in each company. He initiated, designed, and implemented a global sales program for enabling promising sales executives to realize their fullest potential. 

David joins from Barclays Capital, where he was chief operating officer. There, he oversaw all aspects of the multibillion-dollar business, including financial management, operational modelling, technology and business change management, client experience, risk and governance, and people and talent.

Prior to that role, David served as head of human resources at UBS Wealth Management in the US and was chief of staff to the CEO.

Areas of expertise include strategy execution, succession planning, M&A and sales force effectiveness programs. 

David earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from Bentley University. He is a member of the AICPA and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). David serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee (Treasurer) for the T. J. Martell Foundation, whose mission is to support innovative and groundbreaking research for cancer.

 

Andrea Turner Moffitt 
Author, Harness the Power of the Purse: Winning Women Investors
Co-Founder, Plum Alley Investments

Andrea Turner Moffitt is a thought leader on women investors. Her book Harness the Power of the Purse: Winning Women Investors is the culmination of two years of research in partnership with think tank the Center for Talent Innovation. Turner Moffitt’s research unpacks insights into women investors including demand around aligning their values and their investments. Turner Moffitt has served as a strategic advisor for numerous financial services firms. She designed business strategies for large financial institutions to realize growth opportunities through better serving women investors and building more inclusive and diverse cultures across global organizations. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Inc., Fortune, NPR, Wall Street Journal, among other media outlets. She is also a frequent speaker in the industry including for the CFA Institute, Investment News, Capital Group, Goldman Sachs and at other conferences and firms.

She is also the co-founder of Plum Alley, a private investment platform that gives women, men and families the opportunity to make venture investments in a more personalized way. Plum Alley is a private membership where members have access to make direct investments in highly selective early stage companies in technology and healthcare. Plum Alley invests via syndicates at the Series A and B level in companies with women entrepreneurs and gender diverse founded teams. Beyond investments, Plum Alley offers members curated experiences to stay future forward around innovation through cutting edge conversations and their private Inside View sessions.

As a former investment banker and hedge fund analyst, Turner Moffitt has an investing background across various asset classes. She worked globally at Citibank structuring investment products and leading over $1 billion of debt financings. Earlier in her career, she helped build a hedge fund of funds. Turner Moffitt began her career as an investing banking analyst at Robertson Stephens where she sourced and financed high growth technology companies. 

An honors graduate from Columbia Business School and the School of International and Public Affairs, she earned her BA from Tulane University. Turner Moffitt is the Co-chair of Columbia Business School's Tamer Center for Social Enterprise Alumni Circle and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She has also been actively involved in High Water Women and 100 Women in Hedge Funds and servers as a member of the board of Newcomb College Institute Dean’s Advisory Council at Tulane University. She lives in Brooklyn Heights with her husband and two young children.

 

Hardeep Walia
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Motif

Hardeep Walia is founder and CEO of Motif, a technology-driven thematic investing company that combines data science and automation to develop breakthrough financial products for individual investors, financial institutions, and investment advisors. 

Motif was voted by Fast Company as the “World’s Most Innovative Company in Personal Finance” and has consecutively been ranked on CNBC’s Disruptor 50 List. Mr. Walia was named by Goldman Sachs as one of the “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs” in the world and recognized by Forbes as one of “The New Money Masters.”

Hardeep spent more than six years at Microsoft, where he was General Manager of the company's enterprise services business. He also served as Director of Corporate Development and Strategy, helping to oversee Microsoft's investments and acquisitions. He started his career as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group.

Hardeep holds a B.S. in Engineering and Economics from Yale University, and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of Business. He holds Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses in the securities industry.

He has served as a member of FINRA’s Technology Advisory Committee, FINRA’s Small Firm Advisory Board, and as an advisor to U.S. Bank’s Ascent Private Capital.

 

Avril Westerman
Director of Investments, Westerman Interests, Inc. | Westerman Family Office

Avril is embarking on her second career having joined her family’s office in July 2017 as the Director of Investments. She is responsible for identifying, evaluating and recommending investments and is involved in all aspects of the family’s investment portfolio, including an operating company, public and private equity, real estate, and alternatives. Outside of her role in the family office, Avril actively invests through a gender-lens with positions in multiple women-founded and women-led start-ups across the United States.

Prior to joining the family office, she spent 16 years in the aerospace and defense industry, 13 years of which were with Ernst & Young, LLP. During her tenure at E&Y, she worked with dozens of Fortune 500 companies, as well as small entrepreneurial firms and family-owned businesses.  She managed multiple projects and teams –across the United States and abroad – winning numerous awards for quality, client service, and commitment to mentoring staff. She routinely served as a formal instructor at E&Y teaching technical skills and effective communication to new staff and executives. Before consulting, she was a contract administrator for 3 years on the Joint Strike Fighter (F-35) program at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. 

She has a degree in Finance from Texas Christian University and is a Certified Management Accountant. She lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and 2 spirited small children.

 

FOX Presenters

Charles B. Grace, III 
Managing Director, Family Office Exchange

Charles B. Grace, III is Managing Director at Family Office Exchange (FOX). He works on consulting projects for families and family offices as well as wealth management advisor clients. Assignments have included work on family office and family enterprise design and review, family governance and protocols, advisor selection, best practices and benchmarking, among others. Charlie is also active on the family and advisor membership and research side at FOX.  

Charlie has been active for 20 years in the family office community advising ultra-wealthy families and serving as a resource to multigenerational families and family offices. He advised on investment portfolios and wealth management generally for almost 10 years working day-to-day at the multi-family office Ashbridge Investment Management LLC and the single family office Ashbridge, LLC. His responsibilities included client relationships, business development, and membership on the firm’s investment committee, as well as business operations and firm strategy as Chairman of the Management Committee of the $1 billion investment advisory firm. He still serves on the Board of the single family office Ashbridge, LLC. Charlie has been quoted in various publications on the subject of private wealth, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and New York Times and presented at many conferences focused on private investors and family offices.  

Charlie is on the Executive Committee and serves as Treasurer and Investment Committee member of the nonprofit Tuttle Fund, Inc. He graduated from the Washington College of Law with a J.D. He received a B.A. and M.A. in history from Bates College and the American University, respectively. 

 

Sara Hamilton 
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Family Office Exchange 

Sara Hamilton is the founder and chief executive officer of Family Office Exchange (FOX). Sara is a recognized visionary and credited with professionalizing the family office industry. Sara founded FOX in 1989 as a peer network for family office executives. Within 10 years, FOX could see that families needed help with their enterprise vision, managing financial transitions, and educating family members on responsible ownership.  

Today, Sara provides strategic direction for FOX and leads the development of new programs and services supporting family enterprises, family office executives, and wealth advisory firms in more than 27 countries. FOX has built a unique team of professionals serving multi-generational families, led by 15 technical experts who are supported by a dedicated team of 30 additional employees based in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Sydney, and Madrid. 

Sara is the co-author of Family Legacy and Leadership: Preserving True Family Wealth in Challenging Times. She also serves on the executive education faculty of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she is an adjunct faculty member for their Private Wealth Management course. She is on the founding boards for the International Private Directors Association and the Foundation for Gender Equality.

 

Alexandre Monnier
President

Alexandre Monnier is President of Family Office Exchange (FOX), a global organization that helps wealthy families and their advisors master the unique challenges inherent to wealth ownership. FOX’s support includes networking opportunities, knowledge, advice and education on key topics such as managing wealth, family governance, legacy, succession and best practices for running family offices.  

Alexandre oversees FOX globally and has extensive experience in creating, marketing, and delivering premium services to families of wealth in the wealth management, private aviation and healthcare industries—both in the US and internationally. 

He joined FOX from PinnacleCare, a leader in private health advisory services, where he led the development of the business in the U.S. and in Europe. Earlier Alexandre ran Skyjet, Bombardier Aerospace’s private jet charter business, transforming the business from an emerging player to a leading private jet travel provider. 

Previously, Alexandre spent 10 years as a management consultant serving some of the most widely recognized firms in the U.S. and Europe on issues ranging from strategy to operational and organizational effectiveness. He started his career in finance with Societe Generale. 

Alexandre is a graduate of ESCP Europe, one of Europe’s leading business schools. He has been a member of Young Presidents’ Organization since 2005.

 

David Toth
Managing Director

David Toth is a Managing Director at FOX. In his role, he harnesses proprietary and non-proprietary research to develop actionable insights and perform strategic analyses for family offices and wealth management advisor members. Assignments include constructing a pathway of initiatives that assist family offices and wealth advisors in building pricing strategies, elevating client experience, talent management strategies and optimizing team structure and achieving profitable growth. David has written reports on “Creating Memorable Client Experiences,” “The Value/Price Relationship,” “Strengthening the Partnership Between Families and Advisors” and most recently “The Shifting Talent Paradigm”. He serves as co-moderator of FOX’s Multi-Family Office (MFO) and Integrated Wealth Advisor (IWAC) Councils. 

David brings over thirty years of wealth and investment management, marketing and strategic consulting experience to FOX and its members. Over the past fourteen years he has held key leadership positions in the Asset Management Division at PNC Financial formulating and implementing growth strategies that helped to more than double the size of their wealth and ultra-HNW businesses. David has played a lead role in the wealth industry through his work on client satisfaction/loyalty, improvements to both the client and advisor experience, pricing strategies, development of new investment products and approaches, and the launch of Wealth Insight® an award-winning blend of technology and advisor/client interaction.  

David earned a B.B.A. majoring in Marketing and an M.B.A. majoring in Finance & Economics from University of Michigan and the University of Detroit/Mercy, respectively. In addition, David has completed Leadership and Executive Development programs at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.